Dr Harpal Singh Pannu at a private Question and answer season  on Sri Dasam Granth, Sydney, 2012.


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          Head of the Department of Religious Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Bhawan,
          Dean Faculty and Dean Research,
          Punjabi University Patiala, Punjab India

      Professor of Sikh Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala, India
      Address:   B-1 Campus, Punjabi University, Patiala,  India
      Bachelors in Arts with Honors, Mahindra College Patiala (1972), Topped the University
      Masters in Punjabi Literature (1974)
      Masters in Religious Studies (1977), Topped the University
      M.Phil Religious Studies (1980)
      Ph.D. Sikh Studies (1988) from Punjabi University, Patiala

Teaching & Research Career
      Started Career from Khalsa College, Patiala as Assistant Professor-1980
      Joined Punjabi University as Asst. Professor-1983
      Associate Professor-1989
      Full Professor-1998
      Now teaching M.A., M.Phil classes and supervising Ph.D. Research Scholars
      18 among the scholars got their PhDs’ degree and 10 are engaged in their projects
      42 students got MPhil degrees

Offices held:

  1. Head of the Department for 6 years.
  2. Member Senate, faculty & various other University bodies.
  3. Member, Board of Directors, Punjab School Education Board Mohali
  4. Visiting Professor, University of Religious Studies, Qom, Iran
  5. Visiting Professor, Nav-Nalanda University, Nalanda, Bihar
  6. Visiting Professor, Department of Budhist Studies, Delhi University, Delhi
  7. Visiting Professor, Department of Guru Nanak Studies Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
  8. Founder Director, UGC center for Guru Nanak Studies, Pbi. Univ. Patiala
  9. Founder Director, UGC center for Budhist Studies, Pbi. Univ. Patiala


  1. MS Randhawa Gian Purskar, Language Department, Patiala, 2010
  2. Baba Banda Singh Award by Academy of Sikh Religion & Culture, Patiala
  3. Kahan Singh Nabha Award, BKS Trust, Nabha 

Books Published in Punjabi :

  1. Sikh Theory of Nature (Punjabi) – Punjabi University, Patiala
  2. Ancient Indian Religions (Punjabi) – Punjabi University, Patiala
  3. Sikh Theory of Time & Eternity (Punjabi) – National Book Shop, Delhi
  4. Gautam Ton Taski Takk- Lokgeet Parkashan Chandigarh
  5. Rabindernath Tagore- Punjabi University, Patiala
  6. Art Ton Bandagi Tak- Singh Brothers Amritsar
  7. Pathar Ton Rang Takk- Singh Brothers Amritsar
  8. Bhai  Roop Chand, A Life(ed.)  Punjabi University, Patiala
  9. Questions of King  Milinda( a  translation of 1st cent. AD Bodh text) to be published by Punjabi University Patiala
  10. Japu Nissan(ed. a  text of 10 Japu exegesis prepared by Raja Mrigendra Singh ji) to be published by Punjabi University, Patiala
  11. Poetry of Bhai Nand Lal(A text by Bhai Lakashvir Singh evaluating Bhai Nand Lal comparing him with medieval Irani poets) to be    
  12. published by Punjabi University, Patiala
  13. Sawer  ton Sham Takk(Memories of the author regarding encounters with noble persons) to be published by Singh Brothers Amritsar13.    Punjab: A History from Aurangzeb to Mountbatten translated in Punjabi  (book by RajMohan Gandhi)